Saturday, April 14, 2007

the marie antoinette

Matt's idea of basing his design for Lily's room on the concept of "Marie Antoinette" is a brilliantly wickedly creative and chic solution to the "you want to be a princess" mantra that is being shoved down the throats of every little girl from every direction of our consumer culture. They are powerless against it. (See links below.)

Perhaps Matt could market this decor with the slogan:

The Marie Antoinette :
the room your little princess will lose her head over



Links

What’s Wrong With Cinderella? One mother's struggle with her 3-year-old daughter's love affair with princess culture. By PEGGY ORENSTEIN The New York Times Magazine | December 24, 2006

For more go to my post "consuming girls" which has links to other postings and articles related to the topic.

3 comments:

mumblesalot said...

"What's wrong with Cinderella" thanks for the link I wasn't aware of the princess market.

eric3000 said...

"the room your little princess will lose her head over"

That's great! When Matt mentioned Marie Antoinette Eric said, "He realized she had her head cut off, right?"

But you're right; it's wonderfully subversive! Children should learn early that, whether you're a princess or a regular person, life is pretty much going to suck.

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